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Take Detailed Close-up Photos With Your iPhone


The Apple iPhone sports a nice two megapixel camera with a CMOS sensor — better than what you get with most mobile devices. But the cheap, tiny lens means that the iPhone is pretty lousy at capturing clear, detailed photos taken at ranges closer than about eight inches. In photo speak, this is called “macrophotography.”

Here’s a simple and cheap hack you can employ to take incredibly sharp and detailed close-ups with your iPhone. It also works with just about any mobile phone with a built-in camera. Your results will vary, but the trick should improve the quality of your macro photos no matter what your device.

This technique was originally popularized by Flickr user (and iPhone owner) curiouslee. You can see some of his macro iPhone images in his Flickr stream.
What You’ll Need

1. An iPhone
2. A 3-lens magnifier from Radio Shack, $9.
Ready for Your Close-up?

1. Position one of the magnifier’s three lenses over the iPhone’s camera. Hold it flush against the iPhone’s body, right over the camera, like so:

2. Pick a subject that’s detailed and well-lit. Pictures taken at greater magnification require more light than standard photos. So the more light, the better.

3. Get close — 2 to 3 inches is best. Slide the lens around to get the best focus. Also try swaping the lenses. Try all three to see which one gives you the sharpest result.

4. You’ll notice that the additional lens can reflect ambient or direct light back into the lens, partially obscuring your subject:

Position your body (or a friend’s) to reduce the light effect. Or heck, if it produces an interesting result, go with it.

5. Snap your pic and add it to the iPhone camera as microscope group on Flickr.
Check out some cool results:


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